Topic: Agriculture and regional development

Applications Open For More Diverse Water Boards

Minister for Water Lisa Neville has reminded Victorians that expressions of interest for board vacancies across the state’s 19 water corporations are still open. Victorians who possess skills in small, medium or large businesses, skills and experience in land, water, financial and infrastructure management or experience in community engagement are encouraged to apply. The Andrews […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Great Stupa Makes Its Mark In Bendigo

The Andrews Labor Government is helping crown Bendigo’s majestic Great Stupa of Universal Compassion thanks to a $2.5 million grant. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford joined Member for Bendigo, West Maree Edwards and Member for Bendigo East, Jacinta Allan in announcing the funding today while visiting the Great Stupa, cementing Bendigo’s position as an […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Hook, Line And Sinker For Rural Women’s Award

The 2017 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Victorian Rural Women’s Award has gone to a woman with big plans for the local seafood industry. Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford, today announced Kirsten Abernethy as the winner of the prestigious award at a ceremony held at Parliament House. Ms Abernethy, who has worked in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Climate Change Roundtable To Guide Our Farming Future

The Andrews Labor Government has today convened a Roundtable to explore how Victoria’s agribusiness and primary producers can best continue to work at adapting to a hotter and drier climate. The Roundtable brings together farmers, scientists, commodity experts and industry leaders to explore future agricultural research and development opportunities, and other adaptation measures to address […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Victoria Backs Action To Improve Basin Plan

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver a Murray Darling Basin Plan that ensures all water users’ interests are protected. Visiting Mildura today for the Murray Darling Basin Ministerial Council meeting, Minister for Water Lisa Neville said Victoria was working with the other States and the Commonwealth to deliver an outcome which benefits farmers, regional communities […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Water

Victoria Home To Telstra’s 100th Mobile Blackspot Tower

Residents and visitors to Culla, in Victoria’s south west, will see significant improvements in mobile coverage and connectivity from today as the area  became the 100th nationally to receive a new mobile tower under Telstra’s rollout of the Commonwealth’s Mobile Black Spot Program (MBSP). The site takes Victoria’s total to 37 of the 141 new […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade

Victorian Produce Gets Major Export Advantage

In a major win for horticulturalists, and in a Victorian first, the Andrews Labor Government has helped lure decontamination processor  Steritech to the Melbourne Market. Steritech is set to open a new X-ray treatment facility that will boost export potential, and provide Victorian producers with a major market advantage. Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford, and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Authority Chair To Continue The Game Plan

Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford has announced the extension of Brian Hine as Chair of the Game Management Authority (GMA). Mr Hine has over 35 years of experience in the public sector that spans land management, health and human services, local government and emergency services. Mr Hine’s reappointment through to mid-2020 will enable him to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Women In Ag Shine On International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, and throughout the month of March, the Andrews Labor Government is putting the spotlight firmly on celebrating and honouring our Victorian women in agriculture. Celebrations kicked off today with the announcement of the finalists in the 2017 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation’s (RIRDC) Victorian Rural Women’s Award, which celebrates outstanding […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Board Directors Sought For Game Management Authority

Expressions of interest are being sought from people keen to join Victoria’s Game Management Authority (GMA) board. The GMA is an independent statutory authority responsible for the regulation and sustainable management of game hunting in Victoria and is responsible for issuing Game Licences, managing open and closed seasons for game species, enforcing game hunting laws […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture